Don’t Get Trapped ~ Sunday Devotion
But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death. Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers, from the snares they have laid for me. Psalm 141:8-9 (NIV)
The diet industry is a minefield of traps ready to capture your attention and shift your focus away from the things that matter. Instead of looking to Jesus for guidance, you’re too busy trying to figure out which plan or program is safe, the one that will work for you. But the thing is, none of them are safe. None of them will give you what you’re looking for. They coax you in with empty promises, but the results never last. You’re left feeling guilt, shame, anxiety – anything but peace. From my own experience, I know that when it comes down to it, you’re seeking peace. I was searching for peace, peace of mind.
Although I’ve never experienced it firsthand, I think it’s safe to assume there’s no peace of mind when you’re in a minefield trying to dodge the next explosion. Even when you’re following a diet that seems to be working, your mind is going back to the last one you tried that didn’t work, to the results that didn’t last. It’s the reason you find yourself right back where you were when you thought you were safe. The diet industry sells you a false sense of security, but you and I know that the only safe place is with Jesus.
The Lord will keep you safe from these traps, but it’ll take you focusing on Him. It’ll require building your healthy life on a foundation of faith so that when temptation comes to distract you, you’ll not falter.
Action Step: Do you find yourself trying to dodge the traps of the diet industry? You can’t fix your eyes above on Jesus while also looking around trying to figure out which traps to dodge. It’s time to get out of the minefield and let Jesus guide your efforts of healthy living. You can start by implementing my Faith and Fitness Framework™.
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